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aaronrbeck

Since 15 May 2018
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PostTue May 15, 18 9:20 pm    Kauai/hanalei bay Reply with quote

What can I expect for conditions in late may/early June on kauai near hanalei bay. Might be headed there next year (2019).

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-aaron

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kwalshpc

Since 24 Oct 2014
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PostWed May 16, 18 7:12 am    Hanelai Reply with quote

Should be pretty good - the kite spot there is a little more west - Tunnels - which has a good wave etc. It is exposed if you get blown downwind - ie you are then into the Napali Coast which is all cliffs.

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KOF

Since 30 Mar 2011
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PostWed May 16, 18 10:20 am     Reply with quote

The safest and most consistent spot on Kauai is a spot called Kitchens at the very south end of Lydgate. Prepare to launch and land your own kite and bring a 6 pack to share with the locals.

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Scriffler

Since 03 Jul 2005
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PostWed May 16, 18 1:32 pm     Reply with quote

Just a heads up for tunnels. The road is closed but you can catch boats out of Hanalei and get dropped off right at the kite launch above tunnels. Expect at least 100 bucks round trip but expect up to 2 or 3. Your only other chance is to make friends with someone who lives there and catch a ride. The road is estimated to be open between July and September. When it opens be prepared to witness the biggest shitshow of tourists you have ever seen!!!! Best kiting ever though!!!

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macgruber

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PostThu May 17, 18 6:44 am     Reply with quote

Anini beach just east of Hanalei was good for me years ago windsurfing. Similar setup to Kanaha with a lot of room inside the reef.

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ShiverMeTimbers

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PostThu May 17, 18 7:56 am     Reply with quote

Anini is a much safer setup. If you have trouble at Tunnels, you're going to have a bad time. Also, May/June is not the wave season on the north shore, so don't expect much for swell.

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KOF

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PostThu May 17, 18 10:48 am     Reply with quote

Problem with Anini is that it's sketchy at low tide. At high tide it's a great and fun place to kite, however Kitchens IMO is the best spot on the island. Just look at the airport sensor for accurate wind. Likely 12-14m conditions when you go.

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Scriffler

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PostThu May 17, 18 7:48 pm     Reply with quote

Actually summer is for sure the season to kite at tunnels. It’s way too much current and waves in the winter but does happen sometimes. A good stretch of trade winds will kick up at least head high waves at tunnels. South side can get really good in summer with nice south swell so there’s that.

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